Wild Orchids in the Vers Valley

There are 43 species of wild orchid found in the Lot department; of these, 25 can be seen in and around our valley, the Vers. Recently (May 2005), we took a hike to see them with one of our neighbors who has become something of an expert. Here are a few that we saw:

Orchis Militaris (Military Orchid)

Ophrys Scolopax (Woodcock Orchid)

Orchis Laxiflora (Jersey Orchid)

Orchis Ustulata (Burnt-Tip Orchid)

Orchis Ustulata (an unusual white form without the Burnt-Tip)